Shenandoah National Park

Just Taking a Vacation

Just Taking a Vacation

Going out for a section three years after an aborted thru-hike attempt

Jul 5, 2019 : Notebook
You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

"You're going by yourself?" That was the question I got most frequently when I began telling people I was going to hike the Appalachian Trail. I had a multitude of...

Jul 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
And Just Like That, It Was Done.

And Just Like That, It Was Done.

And just like that, it was done. I didn’t beat the odds of finishing a thru-hike in one year, but I did finish what I started. Ultimately I proved to...

Aug 21, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
See Ya Never Again, Shenandoahs!

See Ya Never Again, Shenandoahs!

How do you know someone's a thru-hiker? The outfit usually gives it away! Shenandoahs, done! I covered 108 miles over 8 days, which is actually kind of slow considering the...

Jun 16, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [Virginia Edition]

The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [Virginia Edition]

There are numerous breweries, brew pubs, and bars found in and around trail towns where people of age can pack on those liquid calories and calm those aching muscles. Here...

Oct 18, 2016 : Stubbs
Milestones!

Milestones!

Harper's  Ferry I've made it to Harper's Ferry and I'm looking forward to my first planned break.  Tomorrow morning I get on a train to go home.  Going to see...

May 3, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Bronchitis. Bear. Shenandoah Burning: The First Flipping 100 Miles

Bronchitis. Bear. Shenandoah Burning: The First Flipping 100 Miles

A flip flop beginning at this point, at this time, has given me a time to hang out a little longer with my husband, get my trail legs and enjoy...

May 1, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
A New Normal

A New Normal

Waynesboro, Virginia Some switch has flipped and I'm sporting a new normal. I shower about once a week whether I need to or not. I'm asleep by 8:00 pm and...

Apr 20, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Forest Fire in Shenandoah National Park Closes Section of Appalachian Trail

Forest Fire in Shenandoah National Park Closes Section of Appalachian Trail

A forest fire at Rocky Mountain in Shenandoah National Park has resulted in a closure to a section of the Appalachian Trail. The closure affects miles 892.1 - 897.3 NOBO (1291.8 -...

Apr 18, 2016 : Zach
The History of Shenandoah National Park

The History of Shenandoah National Park

During the 1920s, the National Park Service was on a campaign to create parks near the population hubs on the east coast. Great Smoky Mountains National Park was one such...

Mar 18, 2016 : Kat Ignatova